Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, additional support of 1 million won for bus drivers… Decision to increase the supplementary budget by 267.5 billion won

Lee Hun-seung, chairman of the National Assembly’s Land, Infrastructure and Transport Committee, is knocking on the doctor’s wand at the plenary meeting of the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Committee held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on the 17th. 2022.5.17/News 1
On the 18th, the National Assembly Standing Committee passed the supplementary budget (additional budget) bill that raises the existing 2 million won subsidy for bus drivers to 3 million won and newly reflects the 161.2 billion won budget for the transportation convenience improvement project for the transportation disadvantaged.

The National Assembly Land Transport Committee held a plenary session with the Budget Settlement Fund Review Subcommittee on the afternoon of the same day and decided to amend the supplementary budget bill under the jurisdiction of the Land Land Committee.

The opposition and opposition parties should raise Δbus driver subsidy by 3 million won to 86.3 billion won Δ to reflect 161.2 billion won in the budget for the transportation convenience improvement project for the transportation vulnerable, such as operating cost support for 161 national mobility support centers It was decided to increase a total of 267.5 billion won, including an increase of 100 million won.

Rep. Park Seong-min, chairman of the Deposit Settlement Fund Review Subcommittee of the Land Committee, said, “The budget for transportation convenience, which was not included in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport’s supplementary budget plan, is newly reflected, and bus drivers who are in the blind spot of compensation for the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) loss are also addressed. It has been increased to provide additional income stabilization funds.”

However, at the meeting, the opposition and opposition parties continued to fight over the cut in the social overhead capital (SOC) budget for building social infrastructure such as roads and trains across the country.

Democratic Party lawmaker Heo Young said, “The Yeoju-Wonju double-track train project is a key promise of the Democratic Party candidate Lee Gwang-jae for Gangwon-do governor, and the cuts in this budget have no choice but to be defined as election intervention through budget cuts. I see it for the first time,” he said.

Rep. Kim Sang-hoon, from People’s Power, said, “I met with Choo Kyung-ho, Deputy Prime Minister of Economy and Minister of Strategy and Finance, and conveyed my concerns about the reduction of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport’s SOC budget. .

People’s Power Rep. Song Eon-seok also said, “I don’t think there will be any reductions for political reasons in a specific area. Please submit data that accurately describes the reason for the reduction,” asked Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Won Hee-ryong.

Meanwhile, at the meeting, the so-called Presidential Sejong Office Installation Act (a partial amendment to the Special Act for the Construction of a Multifunctional Administrative City in the Yeongi and Gongju Regions for the Follow-up Measures of the New Administrative Capital) was also passed.

The Act on the Establishment of the Office of the President of Sejong contains the grounds for the establishment of the Office of the President of Sejong. Although most central administrative agencies have moved to the multifunctional administrative city, the presidential office remains in Seoul to reduce inefficiencies in state management and promote balanced national development.

(Seoul = News 1)

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